Random Five Friday



My son's trap team won 2nd place during their national competition in Illinois.  Seriously a big deal as they competed with 111 teams in their division.  You can read about their accomplishments here

Mick Jagger is 70 years young today.   I had the pleasure of seeing The Rolling Stones in concert at Churchill Downs, a few years ago.  My dad totally one ups me on this one as he saw them in concert at Hyde Park in London, England.  But, that was more than just a few years ago :) 

In even more exciting news, a slug has been making tracks on my semi-historic reproduction screen door.  I think he must be going for artistic expression.  If it were a female, I am sure she would have written a message.  

Several have asked, so I will clarify that I teach 2nd grade at a primary school in my small town.  I completed my graduate work in Learning and Behavior Disorders, so I have also taught children with special needs.  

My son left for football camp early this morning.  The instructions were to bring enough clothes for 9 practices.  I am already imagining the horrible stench that will waft out of his bag Sunday night.  

Now it is your turn!  Pay Nancy a visit at A Rural Journal and join in the fun!  






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  1. Wow rolling stone at 70, hard to believe. Congrats on the trap, it is harder than it looks, I stick with shooting things that move slower.
    My wife has a teaching degree and is taking online classes at Old Dominion to get what it takes to teach special needs in elementary.

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  2. Hi Michelle I love the photo and love your ramblings. Great news about your son. Margaret

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  3. 2nd place out of 111 teams is quite an accomplishment!

    We've grown out of the stinky sports clothes here...I'm a little sad by that. ha.

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  4. Congratulations to your boy -- that's amazing.

    My husband saw the Stones at Red Rocks in Colorado many years ago.

    Have a lovely weekend Michelle. :)

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  5. I imagine a kind of "stench bomb" when the football camp bag returns home - but, the happy stories will more than make up for it.

    Teachers are My Heroes.

    Thank you for sharing with us.
    -g-

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  6. Congrats to your son and good luck with that smell:) Teaching special needs is a wonderful thing, I admire that so much, I bet you are an amazing teacher.
    Mick is 70 wow I am getting old but not as old as him. Good for your Dad that is very cool. Have a nice weekend. Oh yes I love that shot. B

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  7. gorgeous photo, and youpi to the Smokin' Dragons (love their name and the green of their shirts); in 1973 I missed crossing the Atlantic with the Stones D Bowie etc on their way from Vancouver Canada to Syndey Australia but my friend did and had a blast, apparently they were very friendly to everyone, singing dancing etc.

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  8. Awesome job to your son's trap team. There is nothing like being successful at something you are passionate about. Good Luck with the laundry involved with his football camp. When you watch him make the winning touchdown this fall, you will not think twice about his stinky laundry!

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  9. That is fantastic about your son and his team at nationals. When my daughter decided she wanted to pursue teaching while in college, I began praying for teachers...hope you dont mind if I add you to that list. Happy Friday and weekend.

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  10. Congratulations to your son and his team. Awesome!
    Hard to believe MJ is 70.

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  11. Wonderful 'random' image.
    A cruise with the Glitter Twins and Bowie? Must have been amazing!

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  12. How cool to see The Rolling Stones. That would be quite a concert!

    Oh no. The laundry! I just did the laundry from 2 weeks on the road (I did get to do it once in the middle). It was pretty rank, especially since we did a lot of camping along the way.

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  13. Congrats to your son and his trap team.
    How fun about seeing Mick!
    I do not envy you the dirty laundry on Sunday night! Perhaps "Tide" commercial folks should show up at your door!!!

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  14. i read recently that he is only 5'2"...is he? what a show that must have been! wow, 70, unreal! we pick up football gear tomorrow!

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  15. and congrats to your son, that's awesome!!

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  16. Big congratulations to the Deerslayer!!! That IS a big deal.

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  17. My dad is a big time fan of the Rolling Stones - I grew up on their music. Lol. He hasn't gotten to see them anywhere cool though, just here in the Detroit area. :)

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  18. Oh those years of trying and succeeding. Thanks for your visit! (hug)

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  19. laughing at the laundry! eeeeeek! bring me slug tracks any day. :)

    i'm hoping we'll all have 'moves like jagger' when we hit 70!

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  20. oh, and meant to say LOVE the photo. and a BIG CONGRATS to your trapshooting son!

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  21. My congratulations to your son and to the Smoking Dragons!

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  22. Congratulations to your son, that is a great accomplishment. Enjoyed your photo very much and all the info below. Happy day to you :)

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  23. Congrats to your son & his team... have a great weekend!~

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  24. Mick being 70 sure makes me feel old! Great accomplishment for your son and his team. I had a giggle reading about your artistic snail. Good luck with the laundry. ;)

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  25. Wonderful picture and congrats to your son.

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  26. Congrats to your son.. my son was a small bore rifle shooter and was invited to the Olympic Training Center twice and won his college scholarship with that skill at U of Tenn at Martin. Thanks for telling us more about your job, I was curious too. I saw a LOT of the 60s groups, but never the Stones.. but I *DID* see the Beatles in Seattle when I was 16. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  27. Awesome news on the trap shooting...Hubby loves watching the Sharp Shooter competition show....I bet your an awesome teacher...good luck on that laundry...

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  28. Oh!! With twin boys who eat, sleep, and breath football - I so empathize with the 9-practice smell that's going to come home!
    They just got done with a week of football camp - but it was just for 4 hours each evening.. I could do daily washing. Our laundry room typically smells like a locker room. It's a smell like no other.

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  29. I saw Flat and Scruggs and Ray Price in a field near Jamestown, NY. Do I get any points for that? My date and I nearly froze. And yes, she did go out with me again.

    That Star of David on a Kentucky Barn might have a complicated story behind it . . . Do you know anything about it?

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  30. 70 yrs. old ... really? wow, i had no idea. he is still such a happening man. good for him. ( :

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  31. Congrats to your son and his trap team! Fantastic!! I am glad that I am far, far away from that suitcase coming home with 9 sweaty practice outfits in it. PU!! ;) Bless you for teaching. It is such an honorable and important profession. My two sisters and my sister-in-law are all teachers. Y'all don't get paid enough for all you do for our children and the next generations. Thank you!

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  32. Nice shot. I would love to see the Rolling Stones.

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  33. Congratulations to your son and his team on their second place win! :)

    Slugs are indeed quite artistic.. or something.

    And yep.. i can almost smell that smelly smell!

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  34. You could have entered the slug in the county fair if she'd have written "Some Pig!"
    Good job on your son's accomplishments! Awesome.

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  35. Good for your son and his team. Second out of 100+ is a big accomplishment.

    And I'll bet you are a spectacularly good teacher. I would want you for my second grade teacher except (a) Mrs. Ganley was also very good and (b) I really don't want to do second grade over.

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  36. As always you delight with your words and pictures. I look forward to your blog all the time and am never disappointed.

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  37. Congratulations to your son and his team for their achievement! And to you for being a second grade teacher!

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  38. I love this idea of 5 random things. So fun! I was lucky too and saw the Stones a couple months ago, what a treat they are amazing and still very much rocking!

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  39. Well, congrats to your son... that IS a big deal! And Mick is 70!!? Now I'm depressed.

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  40. What a gorgeous picture. Congrats to your son, that's some accomplishment. And I admire teachers of those with special needs so much.

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  41. Oh, that last one made me laugh! Your son must feel so proud with his team doing so great! Lots of hard work payed off! Mick turning 70 makes me depressed, too. I think teacher's have the most important job, especially in early childhood. Thank you for doing that! xo

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  42. Congratulations to your son and his team. I saw the Stones when they were in Charlottesville. They were great - would love to see them again.

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  44. Congrats to your son!! That is an awesome accomplishment

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  45. Congratulations to your son and his team!

    My husband and daughter saw the Rolling Stones in concert in NYC a few years ago--I passed on going as the ticket prices were exorbitant. Luckily for me, my husband's nephew had fabulous tickets to a U2 concert on the floor of Madison Square Garden and as he just broke up with his girlfriend, he took me instead..lol! It was one of the best concerts I ever attended!

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